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Edit: Gah I'm done trying... sorry
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I see your insects . . .
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Iran/Iraq border 2007.
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Iran/Iraq border 2007.

Wow.
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IronRock that last one was fantastic.
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My brother wanted a cool background for a poem (to be photoshopped on the right). Pink Rose by npmeijer, on Flickr
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Iron, nice picture..I was in OEF around 2006-07 myself! Kas, classic! you guys should check out this guy's photostream it's surreal. http://www.flickr.com/photos/basetrack/5777146441/
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Yeah, he was featured on the flickrblog twice.
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Don't switch but augment! One thing that shooting film with an older SLR will do for you is teach you to slow down and wait for the shot. Take that to shooting digital and you'll get a whole lot more good looking pics.
Supposedly my father somewhere has his old Minolta SLR and my grandpa his Pentax SLR. Will try to dig it up and look what lenses they still have.
Do you have any suggestions for important reads or a very important tip if I give it a try?
How would I go about getting film? eBaying it? And what kind should I try to get my hands on as a total beginner? I'd want to shoot portrait or city landscape with it as I don't want to afford shooting macro analog
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Supposedly my father somewhere has his old Minolta SLR and my grandpa his Pentax SLR. Will try to dig it up and look what lenses they still have. Do you have any suggestions for important reads or a very important tip if I give it a try? How would I go about getting film? eBaying it? And what kind should I try to get my hands on as a total beginner? I'd want to shoot portrait or city landscape with it as I don't want to afford shooting macro analog
Hmmm number one tip? Always remember it's not about the equipment you have. It's all about you being a photographer. If you take the time to understand light, composition, exposure control, color and so on you you could shoot Sports Illustrated's Swimwear Edition with a disposable fim or a cell phone camera. Start out with something like Kodak Gold to get a feel for shooting with film. It's cheap but decent. Once you get the hang of it then shoot Ektar for landscapes and really warm portraits or Portra which is not quite as warm. Both saturate colors well and are razor sharp. Read Ken Rockwell's articles on his site. My way of thinking and doing things are very much akin to his. Time and time again he stresses the importance of being a photographer and to forget about the equipment game. He pretty much has an article about any photo question you can think of. Go to the site run by a guy named Butkus and download the owners manual for whatever camera you dig up. Read it and understand everything about the camera. Run it dry to get a feel for it. I would also take the camera to a good store and have it checked out too. If the shutter timing is off or the metering system is jacked you will be done before you start. It has to be in good working condition. LOL! Other than that just have fun and be yourself. Create your own unique style and view on things. Then try to capture it. Forget about copying anyone else's style. That's probably the biggest mistake anyone can make in photography. Hell you could stand right next to me and not take the same photo of whatever as I do.
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Thanks for the great advice, will absolutely honor it. I'm aware that some people shoot better pictures with their mobile phone than others with an EOS 5D. I'm giving my best at creating an interesting composition but I have a long way to go, usually my camera is in my bag when the interesting moments happen.

Turns out my dad has a Minolta Dynax 5 with the 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I'll see if I can get a prime for cheap (seems the 50mm f1.4 goes for appr. 50 EUR on eBay) and then learn to use the camera.
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Thanks for the great advice, will absolutely honor it. I'm aware that some people shoot better pictures with their mobile phone than others with an EOS 5D. I'm giving my best at creating an interesting composition but I have a long way to go, usually my camera is in my bag when the interesting moments happen. Turns out my dad has a Minolta Dynax 5 with the 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I'll see if I can get a prime for cheap (seems the 50mm f1.4 goes for appr. 50 EUR on eBay) and then learn to use the camera.
OK so you have a Maxxum. Make sure you buy lenses made for the Maxxum line. This camera uses A mount lenses and not the older SR mount lenses that I'm using. BTW these lenses also work on the Sony Alpha line as well. Oh and many people call the SR mount the MD mount. There's no such thing. MD refers to a specific lens series that replaced the MC series of lenses around 1980 or so.
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Porta 160 shot in blazing midday sun. Details in the captions of each shot. The negative scans are lighter than the actual prints. Color, saturation, exposure, contrast are excellent. Pick a metered speed/aperture combo and shoot at box ISO. Look Out! by DYSong Photography, on Flickr Layin' Out by DYSong Photography, on Flickr Model or Photographer? by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
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time: november 25, 2005 @ 04:30 am
camera: leica m 3 (1966)
lens: leitz summilux-m 35mm/1.4 (1966)
film: kodak tmax 3200 professional
exposure: 5.6 · 1/125 sec
LL
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time: november 25, 2005 @ 04:30 am camera: leica m 3 (1966) lens: leitz summilux-m 35mm/1.4 (1966) film: kodak tmax 3200 professional exposure: 5.6 · 1/125 sec
Nice. Over the years I've kept an eye open for an M3 or M4 at a good price. I've been told by a few people that the M3 is the epitome of film cameras.
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